On 02/09/14 10:56, Ricordisamoa wrote:
Il 26/08/2014 12:18, Craig Franklin ha scritto:
The editor retention problem will not be solved with technological
This makes my first RFBOT on the Italian Wikipedia
come to my mind.
I was much less experienced than now, and ended up flooding Recent
Changes. A bureaucrat threatened
block me, and I even retired
<https://it.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=56157910> for a day.
and doodads, nor with top-down solutions imposed from above. It will be
solved with positive human contact and creating a collaborative
that people actually want to be a part of, rather than one that they
But I was already 'addicted' to Wikipedia and came back soon after.
Thanks to that episode, I gradually became a quite experienced
operator. But... how many users would have given up in my place?
If someone has already gone to the trouble of making a bot, it seems
unlikely that they would give up after a single incident. I've seen it
happen after a protracted series of such incidents/screwups, but that's
perhaps better for everyone involved anyway at that point.
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